About Us

 Kilbourn Capital Management is an investment management firm based in Chicago, IL.  Kilbourn manages The Kilbourn Opportunity Fund (KOF).

Kilbourn began in 2001 with the Kilbourn Diversified Strategy Fund and introduced the Kilbourn Opportunity Fund in 2005.  Kilbourn's investments are guided by over 45 years of experience and knowledge.  Please feel free to browse our site and contact us with any questions you may have. 

Our Team

  •  Bruce Beda
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Bruce Beda has over 45 years of experience in selecting investment managers.  He serves on the Board of Directors and is the Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Stifel Financial Corporation (an NYSE financial services company).
  • After receiving an MBA in Accounting & Finance from the University of Michigan in 1964, Mr. Beda held key management positions at two Fortune 150 companies: Pillsbury Company and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.  At Kimberly-Clark he served as the Domestic Treasurer responsible for the selection and management of a group of 12 investment managers in the U.S. and 6 in Canada.
  • In 1979 he became the number two executive and CFO at Wehr Corporation, a Milwaukee manufacturing conglomerate.  Mr. Beda was the CEO & Founder of Orion Partners, LLC, a private investment and consulting firm known for its portfolio management, manager selection and asset allocation.
  • In addition to his experience and accomplishments, Mr. Beda takes pride in his work and holds a significant personal investment in the Kilbourn Fund.    

Investment Strategies

 Kilbourn's fund is a "fund of funds."  The key benefits of investing in a fund of funds includes the following:

  • Diversification
    • Kilbourn's fund is invested amongst 10-20 different hedge funds
  • Lower minimum investment
    • $250,000 Vs. common minimums of $1,000,000
  • Access to top performing funds that are closed to new investors

Kilbourn narrows the universe of over 10,000 hedge fund managers selecting only managers whose historic risk and return measures match our funds' design specifications.  After selection, Kilbourn monitors the fund managers for consistent performance.

Kilbourn's strategies have been developed and refined over the past 45 years of our teams' experience and also take into account the most recent academic findings.

Kilbourn seeks out funds whose strategies are consistent with the macroeconomic views that we believe will lead to growth in the futre.  Some of these views include:

  • The ever increasing Globalization of companies and markets
  • The growth of emerging markets
  • The efficiency of markets

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